Donald Blome, a career Foreign Service officer, assumed the position of American Consul General in Jerusalem July 27, 2015. Prior to that, he worked as Director of the State Department’s Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs from 2013-2015. He has served in a variety of posts in the Near East and South Asia, including as Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Kabul from 2012-2013. From 2009-2012, he was Minister-Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs at U.S. Embassy Cairo. He served as the co-director of the Multi-National Force Strategic Engagement Cell in Baghdad from 2007-2008. He has also served as Political Counselor in Kuwait, as Deputy Director of State Department’s Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs, and as Iran desk officer, in addition to assignments at Embassies Riyadh and Amman. Originally from Chicago, he holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.